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The Sudanese Border Conflict Continues Prompting Fears of War

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Bombing raid near Bentiu, South Sudan (BBC Video)

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has ruled out talks with South Sudan on the simmering border conflict that has prompted fears of all-out war.

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(This story is based on a radio interview. Listen to the audio to hear it.)

He was speaking during a visit to the major oil field and border town of Heglig, which was occupied by South Sudanese troops nearly two weeks ago.

South Sudan says it has withdrawn from Heglig, but Sudan says its army forced them out, killing 1,000 soldiers.

Earlier, Sudanese jets bombed a border area in South Sudan.

Journalist Hannah McNeish is near the South Sudanese city of Bentiu. She found herself caught in the midst of the air raid.

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